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How to master Fortnite Season 3’s Charge Shotgun

Published: 19/Jun/2020 12:38

by Connor Bennett


The Charge Shotgun is the newest weapon in Fortnite’s growing loot pool, but how do you get to grips with it? Here are a few tips on mastering it, the weapon’s damage stats, and how to find the Mythic version. 

Shotguns have always been a controversial weapon in Fortnite – be it the complaints about the overpowered Pump Shotgun, or the Tactical Shotgun. Though, there is an all-new shotgun that has been added to the mix in Chapter 2, Season 3.

The Charge Shotgun allows players to, as the name suggests, charge up their shots in order to deal more damage. As the weapon has been added as floor loot, players have been picking it up with regularity and trying to get to grips with how best to use it. Though, there are a few tips already. 

Always charge up the Charge Shotgun

Though the Charge Shotgun can be used as a normal shotgun, pumping out shots in one burst, its most effective use comes when it is being charged up. When you hold down your aim button, the gun’s charge up meter will quickly tick up to full power. 

By unleashing a fully-powered shotgun at close range, players can deal around 120 damage. That is enough for a one-shot kill in the early game, as well as being able to take down a single wall. However, charging it up leaves you vulnerable and after shooting, there is a slight cooldown period. 

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The Charge Shotgun has a small indicator that shows it being charged up.

Charge Shotgun damage stats

As of writing, there are six variants of the Charge Shotguns in-game – all the way from Common to Mythic. 

Each variant deals damage differently and takes a different amount of time to reload –  with the Mythic, obviously, excelling in both categories. You can find a breakdown of their different stats below.

Rarity Damage (per pellet) Reload time (Seconds)
Common 8 5.5
Uncommon 8.5 5.3
Rare 8.9 5
Epic 9.3 4.8
Legendary 9.8 4.5
Mythic 10.2 4.3

Where to find Fortnite’s Mythic Charge Shotgun

Like the mythic weapons from Chapter 2, Season 2, the legendary Charge Shotgun can be found by taking down an NPC boss. In this case, it comes from Kit who patrols Catty Corner. 

Just like fighting Midas or Skye, Kit will not hand over their shotgun easily and a difficult fight will ensue. You can beat the boss right away, but you need to corner them and have a weapon like the submachine gun handy. 

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Kit has ahold of Fortnite’s Mythic Charge Shotgun.

As Chapter 2, Season 3 unfolds, Epic Games could easily start making some changes to the different Charge Shotguns, so they could very well become something that nobody uses.

However, as for now, it’s a weapon that can to one-shot kills in the early game and become a significant damage dealer later on – softening up enemies for a kill. So, it is worth mastering.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.